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Dear ECC Woman,
Dear ECC Woman, by Christy Cabe

Dear ECC woman, When I was ten years old, my dad took the position of head pastor (at that point in time, the only pastor!) of Emmanuel Community Church. We lived in Huntington, and so we began to build a house in the small town of Roanoke, a little closer to the church, yet still in the…

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That Seriously Single Sister
That Seriously Single Sister by Camilla Sauder

How the church can reach never-wed women “How many?” the elder whispers as I sneak in late for service, as usual. I hold up one finger (again), and he ushers me to an open chair. I’m inevitably seated between the doting newlyweds and the families of five beautiful children. *Sigh* Always…

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What Falls Under Your Spiritual Category?
What Falls Under Your Spiritual Category? by Erin Stringer

It's a new year and with that comes resolutions and goal setting. When Pastor Denny challenged us to consider balance in four areas of our lives (mental, physical, spiritual and relational), I put pen to paper, began reflecting on the past year and decided on changes I'd like to make in the…

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Take Them A Meal
Take Them A Meal by Marilyn Miller

The theme for Women's Ministry this year is "Hospitality." This month we are focusing on the act of taking a meal to someone in need as an example of love, service and, of course, hospitality. Throughout the years, there have been many times that my family has been blessed by people who…

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You Follow Me
You Follow Me by Marilyn Miller

Yup. It happened to me just like it has probably happened to you!  I've fallen victim to social media comparison! Many  of us can relate. We follow others on social media and consider their lives based on their posts and then, either consciously or unconsciously, compare it to our own…

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What You Don’t Know Changes Everything
What You Don’t Know Changes Everything by Natalie Trout

She was so perfect. When I was in high school, there was a girl at a rival school who lived the perfect life. She was beautiful, smart, athletic, and she never, ever did anything wrong. Guys loved her innocent charm, but it made me sick. It made me sick for a few reasons. For one, I…

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Making Outreach a Priority by Natalie Trout by Camilla Sauder

When I moved to Fort Wayne in 2008, I was excited to find an apartment downtown.  I thought downtown living would be fun.  My apartment had a great view of the city, and I was only a few blocks away from The Rescue Mission.  I was pumped about volunteering there and how convenient it…

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Even Before I Ask by Marilyn Miller

If I told you my story, it would include multiple challenges my family has faced throughout a 14 year period of time. We often found ourselves in deep waters and sometimes numbed by pain and blinded by grief. One child was diagnosed with a disability and underwent two complicated…

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Community is Key by Camilla Sauder

I like to think I can do it all on my own. As a 35-year-old single woman, I have done a lot on my own. I rearrange furniture by myself. I replace lightbulbs. I pay the bills. I moved to Africa for a year, and I consider myself to be rather independent. But the truth is, I can’t do…

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IF:  Table by Christy Cabe

Last night I did the Cupid Shuffle with my IF: Table. Like stood up, turned on music and danced The Cupid Shuffle with ladies who just months ago we were strangers to me. I love our IF:Table. We formed in May 2015 and we’ve met diligently every month. We’ve turned into dear friends and…

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